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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Finally the cushion is done.

I thought I should take some time from organising the house ready to move and finish off my MILs cushion. So here it is

The pictures don't do any justice to the colours of this but you get the idea...
I am such a novice with a sewing machine, but since I wasn't following a pattern and had no clue as to what I was doing I think it turned out pretty well.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Going AWOL for a while.

I am moving house soon (everyone cross their fingers and toes and arms, anything you can and hope this doesn't fall through) so I am now spending my evenings going through cupboards and drawers and packing or recycling the things that are rarely used. I don't get the keys till after the 11th May but I want to be ready to get moved.

I will have to pack up all of my jewelry making items and most if not all of my stitching stuff too, sniff sniff...

But hey I will have a lot to do instead. Now if only I could calm down enough to get some sleep so I have the energy for this move lol...

Health wise I am doing OK, I am trying new meds on a higher dose which seems to be doing the trick, but hubby thinks I am becoming manic rather than just depressed lol... Never mind we will get there in the end. I have something positive to focus on and keep me busy. The move would be right in the middle of hubbys exams so it will be super Lou to the rescue lol. My parents will be able to help and my MIL has already been fab in helping this to happen.

I haven't got her cushion stitched yet as I cant figure out how to use the sewing machine. I will get there with it. Hopefully before we move.

Anyway, as I will be away from the computer I just wanted to say thank you for all of the support I get through on-line groups and through my blog and I hope to be back on-line soon.


Friday, 3 April 2009

I must be getting lazy....

I dont have much to update today, I have been a bit demotivated with everything but playing on-line games. I have been Pogo mad the past week or so lol...

I am feeling much better today though and am planning to get a new start finished today. I started this with the hope of having it finished for UK mothers day (22nd March lol). It is for my mother in law who has been so good to us and helping us out big time while my hubby has been at Uni.

I am planing on turning it into a cushion, which should be interesting since I have no idea how to use a sewing machine. I might have to try sewing by hand first before I take the plunge.

My sister angels project hasn't really been touched, there is slightly more progress than in my last picture but not enough to show a picture of.

My Mum has given me some nice little stones that I can use to practice making jewelry with. Some of them were strung on elastic as a bracelet, so I may just restring them for mum or find another interesting way of using them. Either way she is gonna have a lot of new jewelry to wear.

I was comic relief last month too, Hollie's nursery class all looked fab, they wore their PJ's to nursery and had to have their noses painted red to help raise money for the charity. I never got a picture of Hollie but Jamie was not happy to be left out and got the nursery staff to paint her nose too. She kept her nose painted long enough to get a snap of her...